Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

  • Jae Myung ParkEmail author
  • Chul-Hyun Lim


Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a kind of feeding method providing long-term enteral nutritional support. Because PEG placement is a common endoscopic procedure, it is important to be aware of its indications and contraindications. PEG tube insertion is relatively a safe procedure. However, there are possible minor and major complications. Understanding the pre-, intra- and post-procedural process and treatment is of far importance to improve the quality of life in patient with PEG placement. Several placement methods of percutaneous PEG tube have been used.



Woo-Chul Chung, The Catholic University of Korea, ST. Vincent’s Hospital.

Dae-Bum Kim, The Catholic University of Korea, ST. Vincent’s Hospital.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineThe Catholic University of Korea College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea

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